Jobs at Phillips Consulting

We focus on creating and managing change in organisations by helping them formulate and implement customer focused strategies, align their management systems to support service delivery, and develop the competence and capabilities of their people to deliver on their promises.

Phillips Consulting Limited is a wholly owned Nigerian firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Johannesburg. Established in 1992, we offer an array of business and management consulting services to government and corporate organisations.

Head, Strategic Tax and Compliance
Head, Strategic Tax and Compliance

Job Responsibilities

Review organisational objectives and corporate strategy to understand business priorities and the associated tax objectives implications
Develop a Tax Planning Strategy and approach including all compliance processes, policies and systems
Review Tax sensitive transactions and ensure full compliance with tax provisions and policies
Perform Tax Audits and Governance on all intercompany operations and develop Tax compliance reports
Present Tax performance reports to the relevant bodies and recommend improvements and compliance where required

A Postgraduate degree in Finance
An MBA is an added advantage
Membership of at least one of the following professional bodies is required: Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA),Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
At least 15 years’ experience in Finance, particularly Tax Planning and Compliance
Location: Lagos
Experience: 15 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade: Not Specified
Head, Business Continuity Risk Management
Job Responsibilities
Development of structures and policies to govern BCM programmes
Facilitate business impact analysis workshops
Develop continuity strategies, Documenting response and associated plans
Testing and exercising plans and people
IT Disaster Recovery Planning, test attendance and assessments
Evaluating IT Disaster Recovery architecture and/or capabilities
Develop appropriate training and awareness programmes around Business Continuity

Minimum Education: Minimum undergraduate degree preferably in Information Systems or related discipline is essential, completed post graduate degree is advantageous
Minimum experience – 10 years working experience with a minimum of 4 - 6 years working experience in a specialist Business Continuity and/or IT resilience role.
BCI certified is advantageous, at least CBCI or DBCI
Knowledge of appropriate standards and regulations concerning BCM and IT DR
Crisis Management and simulation exercise experience
Business and Information Technology (IT) acumen
Good understanding of Risk Management principles.
Development of IT and Business Resilience plans and procedures
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified

Head, Credit Risk Management (DGT-PCL-HCRM)
Job Responsibilities
Development, and implementation of the Credit Risk Management framework for the group, and aligning it to the future needs and in line with group strategy and market best practices;
Development or enhancement of the Groups Credit rating platform
Development and/ refinement of methodologies for: a) computation of factors for counterparty credit risk; b) obligor Thresholds for credit Approval; c) measurement of transaction RAROC; d) applicable lending thresholds
Assist in the enhancement of credit portfolio reporting and analysis within business units, in order to evaluate risk on a portfolio basis and recommend actions if any for managements review and control of business concentrations.
Assist in the development and review of the Group Credit Policy of the Parent bank and the Group including: a) creation of procedures and guidelines; b) revision and on-going enhancement; c) refinement in risk measurement methodologies; d) delegation of lending authorities.

Minimum experience – 10 years working experience with a minimum of 6 years experience working in a credit risk role
Experience working in Credit Control, Accounts and Receivables will be a plus
Strong understanding of Credit analysis and policies.
Good understanding of Risk Management principles.
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade: Not Specified
Head, Market & Liquidity Risk Management (DGT-PCL-HMLRM)
Job Responsibilities
Establishment and oversight of the groups strategic liquidity, including setting limits for key liquidity  metrics, forecasting of the client's balance sheet including key liquidity ratios as appliable.
Development and enforcement of liquidity risk management policy
The role will involve liaison with the various business across the group, senior management including  the board as applicable and other risk management areas.
Although the role will include delivery of regular reporting output; it however involves constant  exploration of liquidity risk management issues within the business functions allocated and leading  projects.
The position requires the successful applicant to be able to work independently without micromanagement  and deliver results in a timely manner.
You will be expected to provide high quality ALM management information. Your role will also be to  challenge Finance/the Treasurer on matters such as the balance sheet forecast, ALM modelling  assumptions, and ILAA type analysis.
In addition, you will ensure that the group is supported with liquidity risk metrics on a timely basis and  that liquidity and/ treasury policy is complied with and any breaches reported.
Manage commodity pricing risk or foreign exchange fluctuations
Manage the risk asset portfolio of the institution

Minimum Education: Minimum undergraduate degree preferably in Finance/ Accounting/  Economics
Minimum experience – 10 years working experience with a minimum of 6 years experience working in  a Market and Liquidity Management risk role
Extensive experience within a Treasury department or business unit of an institution carrying out the  above roles and responsibilities.
Ability and experience to organize and lead across different businesses
Experience in treasury risk and capital risk management
Must be self solution driven, proactive and  have acceptable knowledge of the business  environment
High aptitude with respect to topical issues in  capital and liquidity regulation such as Basel III  and CRD IV.
Strong understanding of local and international  liquidity regulations (PRA, Basel III, CRDIV etc)
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Accounting
Required Grade: Not Specified
Head, Operational Risk Management (DGT-PCL-HORM)
Job Responsibilities
Establish the group’s company operational risk framework and provide independent oversight ensuring compliance with the requirements of the framework, related Policy(s) and guidance documents.
Define Operational Risk Appetite explicitly or implicitly to communicate what level of risk is acceptable to each business line
Support business units, control and support functions in the identification of operational risk issues as well as designing controls to mitigate them
Define operational limit and appetite for the group (policy development)
Develop standard methodologies to conduct risk assessments across the group; mitigate identified control weaknesses through the creation of appropriate action plans
Develop appropriate Key Risk and Control Indicators for Business Units; subsequently monitor and reporting of KRIs to proactively identify exposures or control weaknesses
Promote awareness of operational risk issues group wide
Ensure identification, aggregation and monitoring of operational loss events
Ensure the effective implementation of group’s operational risk management framework

Minimum Education: First Degree preferably in a Finance or an engineering/numerate related discipline;
Higher degrees /MBA/professional certifications compulsory
Deep Knowledge of creating and executing policies and procedures.
Up to date Risk management practices and industry knowledge
Process analysis: Core Business Processes
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 0 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified
Head, Risk Analytics (DGT-PCL-HRA)
Job Responsibilities

Development of methodologies for rating & scoring including decision analytics, portfolio modeling  for all risk types across the group( VaR and economic capital – REGULATORY CAPITAL IS NOT  CURRENTLY APPLICABLE)
Development of exposure methodologies and the calibration & validation of the respective risk  parameters
Development and management of applications and tools for capital planning, stress testing, Raroc,  portfolio optimization etc.)
Development of new scoring methodologies and extended use of sophisticated statistical methods  for credit risk ;Data analysis on defaulted customers and modeling of recoveries
Analytical support of portfolio management units in the risk assessment of sub-portfolios
Development and validation of expert rating models (rating sheets)
Capital planning: extension and maintenance of planning tools; support of the annual group-wide  capital planning process
Risk adjusted return on capital (RaRoC) calculations: extension and maintenance of the RaRoC  pricing/performance Tools RPT and Client RaRoC; regular RaRoC calculations
Portfolio management tools: establishment of a risk appetite grid and a portfolio optimization framework
Definition of integrated scenarios for financial (market and liquidity), credit, operational, business risk  and develop the different approaches into one unified framework
Identification of risk drivers and their stress impact
Analysis of stress test results and communication with relevant stakeholders i.e. Business Units, Risk
Management units, Finance (Treasury and Capital Management)
Establishment of a reporting engine that allows ready and efficient result dissemination

Minimum Education: Master’s degree or higher in a strongly technical degree (e.g. Mathematics,  Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, engineering).
Minimum experience – 10 years working experience with a minimum of 5 years experience in financial  mathematics, ideally in the field of statistics, probability or structured finance
Experience working in an R&D or entrepreneurial environment, particularly on a development team
Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word,  PowerPoint, Access)
At least one programming language: C, C++,  Matlab, Java, Mathematica, SAS, VBA
Strong understanding of Risk Management  principles
Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified
Associate, Business Development (ABO)


1.    Reviews and Analysis: 

Preliminary review of all financing and non-financing requests submitted by customers to ensure they meet our Client's eligibility criteria.
Carry out initial and basic analysis by calculating relevant financial ratios including, Leverage, profitability, efficiency and cover ratios. etc
Assisting in evaluating the underlying financial assumptions of client’s proposal to ensure they are realistic and reliable.
Analyzing historical and projected financial statements.
Working out pricing to ensure it meets our Client’s stipulated hurdle rates as communicated periodically.
Make business /commercial recommendations on proposals to the ABO team following preliminary review.
2.    Reporting:

 Under the supervision of a designated ABO staff, draft a pre-assessment memo as and when the need arises.
Developing and drafting term sheets for transactions in line with customer’s request and our Client’s products.
Prepare and manage ABO transaction pipeline on a timely basis.
Creating and reporting the department’s management information (MI) for accurate decision making.
Submission of Branch Monthly reports through the Regional Manger to the Director – Trade Finance & Branches.
3.    Business Development:

 Assisting with the review, developing and marketing of Business Materials to various target customers of our Client.
Advising clients on presentation of their financing proposals and requests to ensure it conforms to our Client’s requirements.
Develop, update and manage a database of Trade Finance Intermediaries.
Representing ABO department in Internal & external meetings when required to do so.
Undertaking desktop research into business models and new initiatives.
4.    Administration:

 Following up on action tracking logs resulting from internal committee meetings, external meetings and missions for which ABO actions are required.
Liaise with relevant departments in communicating queries and feedback to clients
Supporting the ABO team with administrative services during Road shows, missions and conferences.


Ability to research, evaluate business models and analyze financial statements and Information.
Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporates and governments;
Demonstrate organizational capabilities, including ability to manage work load with limited supervision to attain goals.
Being able to be multitasked, proactive and able to use initiative appropriately.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University backed by appropriate experience of at least 5 years.
An MBA would be accepted in lieu of experience.
Location: Abuja
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified